$75 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 2015

Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

2 stars
89 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2G3
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
30 reviews
good value

the hotel is a very good value for the money. you can expect a clean comfortable basic room,... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 25, 2007
avenue road

Very good location. Very helpful staff. Basic amenities, but a good place to stay. See full review

  • bneville
  • Jun 19, 2012
Stay where warm service is the standard and high fashion is the rule
Guests at the Howard Johnson Hotel - Downtown Toronto enjoy their well-known friendly service right in the heart of one of Canada's most fashionable neighborhoods. The hip boutiques, charming cafes and innovative art galleries of Bloor-Yorkville surround this comfortable and affordable hotel. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast before starting a day of shopping and sightseeing. In town for business? The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is within easy walking distance. And it's easy to stay productive and connected with free high-speed Internet service.
Highlights
  • Less than a mile from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access (in rooms only)
Location
CN Tower, one of Ontario's most-visited attractions, is an easy stroll or quick cab ride away. Don't miss learning the interesting history of Casa Loma or seeing the modern art at MOCCA. Discover a bit of nature in the city with an afternoon in Queens Park or High Park. Of course, Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands offers a spectacular example of nature co-existing with a major urban area. This is also a great location for business, travel with easy access to the business district, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and complimentary in-room high speed Internet access.
Rooms
Rooms at the Howard Johnson Hotel - Downtown Toronto are clean and well kept, with comfortable furnishings and nice amenities. Find complimentary newspapers at the door in the morning. Enjoy a free breakfast and complimentary in-room high speed Internet access, as well as in-room movies (fees apply) and cable channels.
Features
The Howard Johnson Hotel - Downtown Toronto's friendly and knowledgeable staff helps guests get comfortable and acquainted with the charming Bloor-Yorkville neighborhood. Ask about local attractions for an insider's tour of the city, or venture out to make your own discoveries. Browsing the boutiques, cafes, restaurants and galleries of the immediate neighborhood is a popular activity, and for good reason.
Transportation
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (15.5 mi/25.1 km)
  • Bus stop (in the same block)
  • Subway (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
Attractions
  • Royal Ontario Museum (0.2 mi/0.5 km)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Air Canada Centre (2.5 mi/4.1 km)
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (2.8 mi/4.6 km)
Business
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access (in rooms only)

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Vending machines
Services
ATM/Cash machine
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Yorkville: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 0.3 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Toronto Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • University of Toronto: 0.6 mi
  • Spandina Historic House: 0.8 mi
  • Casa Loma: 1.1 mi
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory: 1.3 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 1.3 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 1.4 mi
  • Mackenzie House: 1.4 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 1.5 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 1.6 mi
  • Yorkville: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 0.3 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Toronto Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • University of Toronto: 0.6 mi
  • Spandina Historic House: 0.8 mi
  • Casa Loma: 1.1 mi
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory: 1.3 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 1.3 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 1.4 mi
  • Mackenzie House: 1.4 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 1.5 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 1.6 mi
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: 1.7 mi
  • Princess of Wales Theatre: 1.8 mi
  • Massey Hall: 1.8 mi
  • National Ballet of Canada: 1.9 mi
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: 2 mi
  • St Lawrence Market: 2 mi
  • CN Tower: 2.1 mi
  • Air Canada Centre: 2.1 mi
  • Rogers Centre: 2.2 mi
  • Fort York: 2.3 mi
  • Distillery District: 2.3 mi
  • Harbourfront Centre: 2.4 mi
  • Toronto Music Garden: 2.4 mi
  • Centre Island: 3 mi
  • Toronto Island Park: 3.5 mi
  • High Park: 3.8 mi
  • Ontario Science Centre: 4.2 mi
  • Ashbridge's Bay Park: 4.4 mi
  • Edwards Gardens: 4.7 mi
  • The Beaches: 5 mi
  • Toronto Centre for the Arts: 6.6 mi
  • Scarborough Bluffs: 9 mi
  • Toronto Zoo: 14.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (30)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rachel's M'dai
Business
Hamilton, ON
Dec 19, 2009

Hostel in Upscale Area

Hotel advertised luxury and pool. No luxury,no pool. Great location - in a very upscale area - inexpensive hotel, but don't expect anything but VERY basic beds (quite thin, but new, mattress; pillows from my childhood (and I'm 57), and a ridiculous bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great restaurants

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NY, NY
Oct 22, 2009

Basic, but very good

Breakfast was basic, continental, but rroms are large and location is great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Goody, Grateful Guy
Business
lawrence, kansas
Oct 6, 2009

Terrific location, great price

A fine no-frills hotel in a spectacular location near shops, galleries, museum, restaurants. Beautiful bargain spot in the midst of luxury.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Waffo Crofter
Business
Poconos, PA
Aug 18, 2009

Room is dirty, light fixtures broken

We had such a hard time finding this location. Staff was friendly but didn't speak good English. When we entered the room, the floor was still dirty. We turned on the light fixtures, only 1 out of 3 was working. We reserved the room for 3 people but there were only 2 towels in the bathroom. There were no coffee machine in the room. Parking is $15 Canadian. You must deposit $50 for incidental fee up front. This hotel is include a small continental breakfast (small muffins and big croissants, coffee and orange juices). We arrived there at 10:30pm and couldn't find anything to eat, mostly close or only night club was opened so we got a piece of bread from Starbucks after 1/2 hour walk around that area. If you like the Nightlife, this will be your place, if you won't mind the room not totally cleaned, and old, contain some old building smell.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Just across the border
Business
Buffalo, NY
Aug 11, 2009

You get what you pay for

This hotel has a great location, right around the corner from the ROM, lots of upscale shopping (Versace, Calvin Klein), Whole Foods right next door, safe, busy neighborhood (even at 1am on a Monday!) If you plan to only shower and sleep in your room, then this is the place for you. Air conditioning works, and they have clean towels and sheets. Downsides are that it smells pretty old and dingy. Rooms are old and could use some updating. Walls have bubbles everywhere under the worn wallpaper. Our bathroom door did not shut all the way, so did not have total privacy. (Luckily was traveling with a good friend..so was not a big issue for us) Complimentary "breakfast" consists of orange juice, coffee, 2 kinds of muffins and croissants. $15/day to park there on sight. Staff was pretty friendly. Overall, I would go back due solely to the location and the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jbelite
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 20, 2009

Right Price Right Location

For the price the hotel was very clean. The bathrooms appeared to be remodeled. The brick wall didn't look great, but it kept the sound down. I was by the elevator and ice machine and I slept soundly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ithaca, NY, USA
Jul 17, 2009

Great Location

Two nights, 2 rooms,family of 4. Cheerful, helpfull staff. Quiet rooms. Terrific location; near the ROM, shopping, University, restaurants. And PARKING, ($15 per day)which is a great price in Toronto. Altogether, a pleasant experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago
Jul 6, 2009

Stay in Howard-Johnson, Toronto, ON, Ca

We only slept in the hotel and had breakfasts. The good thing is that they provide simple breakfast. But no drinking water, which is not convenient for families with kids.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Aug 6, 2008

a bit expensive for what you get

The Howard Johnson Hotel was nice but not as nice as it should be for the price. In addition, we had to pay an extra $15 just to park in their parking lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jun 25, 2007

good value

the hotel is a very good value for the money. you can expect a clean comfortable basic room, spacious, a small charming lobby, and a location in one of toronto's nicest neighborhoods. i will stay again, and recommend it to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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